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CFPB Appoints Texas Appleseed Finance Expert to its Consumer Advisory Board
CFPB  Appoints Texas Appleseed Finance Expert to its  Consumer Advisory Board Longtime fighter of predatory payday loans is one of seven new members nationally   AUSTIN, Texas — The  Consumer Finan...
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Displaying Love
Displaying Love Pastor Steve Ellison   Love is a popular word these days, but I suspect that many people have no idea what love really is.  Most of the time, what I see around me is people engaging...
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Analysis: The Hunt for a New Home for Political Watchdog
Analysis: The Hunt for a New Home for Political Watchdog by Ross Ramsey , The Texas Tribune Aug. 29, 2014 Suppose we all agree that investigations and prosecutions of corruption by state officials ...
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TxDOT, LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNER TO SAVE LIVES WITH ‘DRINK. DRIVE. GO TO JAIL.’ INITIATIVE, AUG. 15- SEPT. 1
TxDOT, LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNER TO SAVE LIVES WITH ‘DRINK. DRIVE. GO TO JAIL.’ INITIATIVE, AUG. 15- SEPT. 1 Campaign aims to deter drunk driving in weeks leading up to Labor Day holiday (media asset...
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Statement from Bill Hammond regarding today’s school finance ruling
Statement from Bill Hammond regarding today’s school finance ruling   AUSTIN, TX — The following statement may be attributed to Bill Hammond, CEO, Texas Association of Business. “It is a disappoint...
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The View from Writers Roost
By Willis Webb Occasionally, you still hear someone say County & Western in reference to a music type. And, in a broad sense, that’s probably true. Well past the 1960s and 1970s, it was common to h...
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Video: Full Spectrum Dominance - Powerful Speech by Chris Hedges
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Be Blameless
by ERICK ERICKSON, RedState.com
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Those of us who are in politics and of faith need to work harder at being blameless. Read more: Be Blameless
How the Texas GOP Is Moving Swiftly to Protect the Political Power of White Conservatives
by STEVEN ROSENFELD
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After the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, Republican majorities and politicians in many Southern states quickly went to work to revive segregationist Jim Crow voting laws. Read mor...
Shocking Picture of What Life Will Look Like When You Can't Afford to Retire
by LYNN STUART PARRAMORE
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In a must-read article in the current issue of Harper's magazine, journalist Jessica Bruder, adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, adds a new phrase to America's v...
Ferguson: The War Comes Home
by RON PAUL
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  Ferguson: The War Comes Home written by  ron paul sunday august 24, 2014 America’s attention recently turned away from the violence in Iraq and Gaza toward the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, fol...
Spice Up the Garden Enchilada
by THE GARDEN GAL
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Despite similar functions there is a difference between a bag of commercial fertilizer and a bag of compost. Commercial fertilizers are fast-acting chemicals, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, t...
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A rescued miner, center, is greeted by another miner while being helped by a rescue worker as he leaves the El Comal gold and silver mine in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday.


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Soldiers atop a military vehicle leave the army barracks on August 30, 2014 in MaseruLesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane on Saturday said he had fled for his life across the border to South Africa, accusing the military of seizing power in a coup and leaving the country in flux. "I will return as soon as my life is not in danger... I will not go back to Lesotho to get killed." Local intelligence officers told AFP the coup was led by Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli, who was recently ordered to renounce command of the Lesotho Defence Forces. "This issue of always alleging that the Lesotho defence force is mounting a coup d'etat is not a new thing," said Major Ntlele Ntoi, a military spokesman, adding that Kamoli remains in his post.


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